||Special (see below)
||Solitary or Tribal
||E, Qx10, S
||15, Sw 15
||19+2-7 hit points
|No. of Attacks:
||1-10 or by weapon (3-30+12)
||Impervious to electricity
||G (26' tall)
| Juvenile, -3
| Juvenile, -2
| Juvenile, -1
| Spell caster, 1st
| Spell caster, 2nd
| Spell caster, 3rd
| Spell caster, 4th+
Storm giants are gentle and reclusive. They are usually tolerant of others,
but can be very dangerous when angry.
Storm giants resemble well-formed humans of gargantuan proportions. Adult
males and females are about 26' tall and weigh about 15,000 pounds. Storm giants
have pale, light green or (rarely) violet skin. Green-skinned storm giants have
dark green hair and glittering emerald eyes. Violet-skinned storm giants have
deep violet or blue-black hair with silvery gray or purple eyes. Storm giants can
live to be 600 years old.
A storm giant's garb usually is a short, loose tunic belted at the waist,
sandals or bare feet, and a headband. They wear a few pieces of simple, but finely
crafted jewelry: anklets (favored by bare-footed giants), rings, or circlets
being most common.
Storm giants usually carry pouches attached to their belts. These hold only a
few tools, necessities, and a simple musical instrument -- usually a panpipe or
harp. Other than the jewelry they wear, they prefer to leave their wealth in
They speak their own language as well as cloud giant, the tongue common to all
giants, and the common tongue of humankind.
All storm giants are immune to electricity and lightning. They use weapons and
special abilities instead of hurling rocks, but can catch large missiles 65%
of the time.
Storm giants are born with water breathing
ability, and can move, attack, and use magic under water as if they were on
land. Juvenile and adult storm giants can cast control weather
and levitate spells lifting their own weight and as much as 4,000 additional
pounds twice a day. Adult storm giants also can call lightning
(3 bolts of 15 8-sided dice each), lightning bolt
(1 bolt of 15 6-sided dice), control winds,
and use weather summoning
once a day. A storm giant uses its magical abilities at 15th level. An angry
storm giant usually will summon
a storm and call lightning.
They employ gigantic two-handed swords in battle. A storm giant's oversized
weapons do triple normal (man-sized) damage to all opponents, plus the giant's
strength bonus. Thus, a storm giant's two-handed sword does 3-30 (3d10) +12
points of damage. They also use massive composite bows which have a 300 yard range
and do 3-18 (3d6) points of damage. There is a 10% chance that any storm giant
will have enchanted weapons.
A storm giant's natural Armor Class is 0. In battle, storm giants usually wear
elaborate bronze plate mail (AC -6).
Storm giants are retiring and solitary, but not shy. They live in castles
built on cloud islands (60%), mountain peaks (20%), or underwater (10%). They live
quiet, reflective lives and spend their time musing about the world, composing
and playing music, and tilling their land or gathering food. Land-and
air-dwelling storm giants usually are on good terms with neighboring silver dragons and
good cloud giants, and cooperate with them for mutual defense. Aquatic storm
giants have similar relationships with mermen and bronze dragons.
When two or more storm giants are encountered in lair they will be a mated
couple and their children. To determine each young giant's maturity, roll 1d4. A
roll of 4 indicates an infant with no combat ability and hit points of ogre;
rolls of 1-3 indicate older progeny with hit dice, damage, and attack rolls equal
to that of a cloud giant.
There is a 20% chance that an adult storm giant is also a priest (70%) or
priest/wizard (30%). Storm giants can attain 9th level as priests and 7th level as
wizards. Storm giant priests can cast regular spells from the Animal, Charm,
Combat, Creation, Guardian, Healing, Plant, Weather, and Sun spheres. Storm giant
wizards are generalists, and typically know spells from the Alteration,
Invocation/Evocation, Conjuration/Summoning, and Abjuration schools.
Storm giant lairs are always protected by guards. Land or aerial lairs have
(70%), which also serve a mounts, or 1-4 griffons
(30%). Underwater lairs have 2-8 (2d4) sea lions
Storm giants live off the land in the immediate vicinity of their lairs. If
the natural harvest is not enough to sustain them, they create and carefully till
large areas of gardens, fields, and vineyards. They do not keep animals for
food, preferring to hunt.